Our Weekly Earth Minute in collaboration with the Global Justice Ecology Project, which Coordinates the STOP Genetically Engineered Trees Campaign and is the North American Focal Point for the Global Forest Coalition. Topics: Earth Minute, Global Justice
August 6th and 9th mark the anniversaries of the US bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We mark the occasion with a one hour special on nuclear weapons, power and energy. Weâll be joined by nuclear power expert Arnie Gundersen updates us on the latest on-going and deadly crisis resulting from the nuclear power plant disasters in Fukushima Japan. Jacqueline Cabasso, executive director of the Western States Legal Foundation that monitors the nuclear industry, fills us in on the growing... Topics: earth minute, anniversary, hiroshima, Riots
The latest news on the fury over the proposed Boehner/Obama budget deal and other breaking news. What was won in the California Prisoners Strike. The first in our series âCrisis in the Congoâ. And our weekly âEarth Minuteâ. Topics: Congo, PrisonerStrike, Boehner/Obama Deal, Earth Minute
From Tunisia to Egypt to Yemen to Syria. Get the latest news from rebellions spreading in the Middle East. Blogger and videographer Philip Rizk joins us from Cairo Egypt and Palestinian historian Salmon Abu Sitta from Kuwait. And kicking off Black history month, we have a controversial discussion on homophobia in the Black community. We will be joined by Columbia University professor Kendall Thomas. Ira Kurzban, the lawyer for Jean Bertrand Aristide, deposed President of Haiti gives us an... Topics: Egypt, Homophobia, Black Community, Haiti, Earth Minute
Tuesday: Israel has launched a series of aerial attacks on Syria. On June 12 th three Israeli teenagers went missing while walking home from school in the West Bank city of Hebron, Israel has responded with mass arrests and raids and killings in the Palestinian territory of the West Bank. Mid-East expert Phyllis Bennis updates us on the latest developments and their implications. ISIS, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, rebels continue to make headway in Iraq causing alarm in the region, and in... Topics: Israel, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Earth Minute, Freedom Summer
Tuesday: It is election-day across the nation with some key elections for mayors and governors taking place. We focus on the mayoral election race in New York City. If Bill DiBlasio wins there is the possibility of reversing the impact of 2 decades of GOP rule. Our guest is Steve London, Associate Professor of political science at Brooklyn College of the City University of NY, and the first Vice President and leg representative of the Professional Staff Congress. And 2 dreamers join... Topics: Nikki Giovanni, Earth Minute, Dream 9, Chasing Utopia
A political crisis in the West African nation of Mali; Tuareg rebels capturing the North of the country coincides with a coup against the government in Bamako the nationâs capital. Our guest is Kambale Musavuli. The killing of Kendrec McDade a Black teenager by Pasadena Policy has riled up the community. Comparisons are being made with the murders of Trayvon Martin the teenager shot by Neighborhood Watch President, George Zimmerman in Sanford Florida, and the murder of 68 eight year old Black... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Mali, Coup, Tuareg, Kendrec McDade, Trayvon Martin, earth minute
Today the nation reacts to police pulling a gun on unarmed Black teenagers attending a pool party in McKinney Texas, this within the context of the recent decision in Los Angeles not to prosecute the police officer who shot and killed unarmed Black teenager Ezell Ford. Our guest is Melina Adbullah, an organizer with Black Lives Matter, LA. And the pro and anti-austerity battle lines were underscored at the recent G7 Summit and the showdown between Greek leftist government and Germany and the EU... Topics: earth minute, police brutality, greece, G7 Summit, FIFA, corruption
Police get violent with #OccupyWallStreet protesters. Nathan Schneider, is our guest, he is editor of the website Waging Non-Violence who has been covering the protest. Also, plans are underway for #OccupyLA Stacy Swimme one of the organizers joins us. The California Prisoner Hunger Strike resumes. We speak with Carol Strickland legal representative for Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition. And Ericka Huggins who along with fellow Black Panther Bobby Seale was targeted and arrested on... Topics: Black panthers, earth minute, occupy wall street, black power mixed tape. Ericka Huggins
On today's show we get live reports from the East coast after being battered by Hurricane Sandy. We also here from occupy activists in Van Nuys fighting home foreclosures discuss the risks involving the use of voting machines. Topics: Hurricane Sandy, Fort Hernandez, Occupy, Van Nuys, Ulises Hernandez, Voting, Voting Machines,...
We honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and the anti-racist movement for civil and economic rights that he so eloquently spoke for. And the growing crisis in Tunisia, powerful protests have rocked the nation and the US backed President has fled the country. This, and riots in Algeria within the context of food staples prices which in much of the Global South has gone up by as much as 32%. And, our weekly âEarth Minuteâ. Topics: Tunisia, Haiti, Earth Minute, John Ross, Martin Luther King, Memphis Garbage Workers
Today: Residents in Southern California protest what some say is the largest environmental disaster in the US since the 2010 BP Gulf oil spill. They are demanding action on a local, state and federal level. What is the latest update? Our guest is Walker Foley, a Southern California Organizer at Food & Water Watch. Topics: Flint, KPFK, Sojourner Truth, Porter Ranch, gas leak, earth minute, Jose Benavides, Margaret Prescod
As world leaders gather in Davos, Switzerland to discuss the future of us all, research has revealed that just 62 people now own the same wealth as half the world’s population, and that the world has become more unequal. Oil prices have dropped and the Chinese economy has contracted; what is the impact on the world economy? And what does President Obama’s proposal for wage insurance mean for America? Our guest is economist and journalist Mark Weisbrot. Grassroots organizations in Haiti have... Topics: KPFK, Sojourner Truth, Margaret Prescod, Pacifica Radio, Earth minute, Agriculture, GMOs, Economy,...
Tuesday: Hunger strikers at Guantanamo. Our guests are Omar Farah a lawyer with the Center for Constitutional Rights and Jeremy Varon of Witness against Torture. And the Supreme Court is considering whether or not to strike down a key victory of the civil rights movement, the Voting Rights Act. Barbara Arnwine of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law fills us in. And yesterday was the birthday of Gil Scott Heron we discuss his impact, his legacy with Greg Tate, cultural... Topics: Earth Minute, Global Justice Ecology Project, Voting Rights, Gil Scott Heron, Barbara Arnwine, Greg...